Monday, December 29, 2008

Celebrating Alaska's 50th Anniversary at the Rose Parade

The state of Alaska is celebrating its 50th anniversary of statehood in 2009, and what better way to do it than to be part of the 120th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena CA on New Year's Day!
The float will feature first female Iditarod winner Libby Riddles, among others, and the state's exhibit in the post parade expo will feature a real chunk of glacier ice, native Alaskan dancers and dog sledding demonstrations by southern California's "Urban Mushers" , including "Team Arctis".
We're honored to have been asked to be part of this great celebration!
For more information, please visit the Tournament of Roses website here.
We hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post Christmas Hike

Taking advantage of the beautiful southern California weather (temps in the mid 40s and clear), "Team Arctis" went out on a nice hike through the hills and canyons of Laguna Beach. Final destination was the Montage Resort and Treasure Island Beach where we dipped the paws in the ocean before we turned around and headed back up the hills again. See all pictures here:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Final practice for the (not so) Great Serum Run

A large group of "Urban Mushers" gathered on Saturday at Fairview park to take advantage of the cooler temperatures (finally!) and get one more practice run in before next week's (not so) Great Serum Run. The group of "Southern California Working Snow Dogs" ( hosts this run for the 3rd time on Saturday December 6th at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa CA (map). Please see their website for more information. There's still time to sign up for the races!
Arctis will be there with several carts available for test runs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The 3rd annual (not so) Great Serum Run

We'll attend and participate in the 3rd annual (not so) Great Serum Run in Costa Mesa CA, hosted by the "Southern California Working Snow Dogs" on December 6th, 2008.
For more information, please visit

Friday, November 14, 2008

Back home

We just returned from the mushing weekend in Klamath Falls OR...what a blast we had! The carts were tried and tested on dirt trails, in mud and in snow, with 4 and 6-dog teams and passed the tests with flying colors (not that we're biased or anything...).
Thanks to Karen Yeargain for organizing this event and to Liz Parrish for allowing us to stay and play at her lodge. Last not least, thanks to everyone who tried the carts and for all of your input, comments and suggestions.
We'll be back!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The "Bat Cart"

Another cart rolled out the door today, looking like it was ordered by Batman himself.
This one is on its way to our friends at Alpine Outfitters in Washington.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Oregon Bound!

We will attend the Central Oregon Mushing Weekend at Crystalwood Lodge in Klamath Falls, OR from Now 7th - 10th. For more information contact us or Karen Yeargain at Tumnatki Siberians

Friday, September 26, 2008

We've got colors!

Two more carts are just about to roll off the "assembly line" , outfitted with fashionable blue and red wheels. Those are available at no extra cost, along with the traditional silver or black wheels.
Please also note the difference in ground clearance on those two models. The blue-wheeled cart has lower ground clearance for smoother dirt trails, whereas the red-wheeled one rides higher for rougher terrain.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Test Drive in San Diego on Saturday 9/6/08

We'll join the "Urban Mushing" group ( on Saturday morning at San Diego's Marian Bear Memorial Park: at 7.30 am.
A cart will be available for try-outs (byod).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dashing through the park...

We took the three wheeler out for another fun run on Sunday at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa CA.
Just cool enough to let the Siberian Six Pack of Gaia, Niko, Gidget, Lyka, Obi & Silver have a blast on the trails.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ready to launch!

Finally! After months of designing, building, testing...redesigning, rebuilding and retesting...and more testing, the first "Arctis Cart" model is ready for launch.
- Three wheel design
- Heavy duty steel tube frame, fully galvanized to prevent rust (frames shown in pictures are not galvanized) We actually decided on powder coating, instead of galvanizing.
- Size is approximately 6' long x 3'6" wide with a weight of about 85lbs
- Hub center steering, eliminates the fork and saves space
- Hydraulic disc brakes on rear wheels
- Heavy duty "digger" brake to keep the cart in place when stepping off
- 12" off road tires
- 30" x 20" cargo basket (not shown in pictures) to carry equipment, water or additional weight
- Folds flat in about 90 seconds for easy transport and storage
- Handmade in the U.S.A.

(Pictures show pre-production model in various stages during production and testing)

Retail price for this model will be $2495.- (we are continuing to offer the cart at the introductory price at this point. Please see website for latest on pricing)

The cart will be offered at an introductory price of $1995.- each.

All prices F.O.B. Laguna Niguel, CA. USA
(CA residents add sales tax)

If you have any questions in regards to product, pricing or terms, please send an e-mail to:

The website will be updated soon with more pictures and information.